Intel: The Hawks' real point

Mike Bibby has been fantastic, but Joe Johnson must spark better ball movement

Originally Published: April 27, 2009
By Eric Neel |

If the Atlanta Hawks are going to draw even in their first-round series with a win over the Miami Heat on Monday night (and granted, this looks like a better-than-average-size "if," given the way Mr. Dwyane Wade has played the past couple of games), at least two things need to happen: Joe Johnson needs to party like it's 2008 and Mike Bibby needs to keep forgetting the 2008 playoffs ever happened.

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Eric Neel is a senior writer for and ESPN The Magazine.